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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Farm Life

When Beatrice’s family receives a goat, she discovers the many gifts that come along with it including the opportunity to go to school.

In this silly children’s book, Charley Hoce captures the attention of young readers by providing them with clever and rhyming poems about farm life.  Children will get a kick out of the chicken (that isn’t so chicken) and the counting sheep (that really can’t count past two) while also getting some good language skills practice.

A great book for young readers. Follow the animals’ day on the farm from sunrise to sunset.

A glimpse into a modern dairy farm, and a day in the life of Clarabelle, a dairy cow.

A nonfiction book on cows chalked full of vocabulary and interesting facts on how they look, where they live, their different breeds, and more!

This book of by Cynthia Rylant contains 12 short pieces that tell the story of when an animal changes a human’s life for the better.

This beautifully written and illustrated book depicts a year on a farm. It introduces the animals, equipment, and crops in a way that captures the life of a farm.

Enjoy a good game of True or False? Play along with this book, and learn great facts about all kinds of farm animals.

Spring is here and it’s time for Farmer Brown to shear his sheep, but he notices that they are cold without their fleece! He comes up with a creative solution that makes everyone happy.

A hard working duck rebels against the lazy farmer who expects the duck to take care of the farm.